A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, in the laboratory of Dr. Volkmar Heinrich (http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/heinrich/).
This interdisciplinary project examines molecular mechanisms of mechano-signaling and -regulation in the context of cellular communication, focusing on their role in cancer metastasis and innate immunity. Our custom-built “side-view” atomic force microscope and optical tweezers (both combined with automated micropipetting) will be used to explore interactions between transmembrane receptors and cytoskeletal adapter proteins.
The successful applicant will play a lead role in experimental work that includes the preparation of functionalized carrier particles, the setup and use of custom-built forceprobe instruments, and the analysis and interpretation of single-molecule and single-cell measurements. Experience in micro- and nano-manipulation and a quick grasp of the design and use of cutting-edge, unique instrumentation are desired for this position. Qualified candidates should have experience or interest in cell and molecular biology techniques.
Please send your resume (including contact information for 3 references) to:
Volkmar Heinrich, Ph.D.,
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616